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About Maggie Volpo

Maggie Volpo is a writer and activist living outside of a very conservative urban area. She has worked in traditional publishing, journalism, as a blogger, and in the medical field as a translator. When she isn't fighting the tyranny of cannabis prohibition or working on the Stinky Steve books about cannabis she can often be found searching for mushrooms or tending to her mixed flock of birds. She also loves to cook, bake, garden, knit, sew and climb trees, the last of which is a joy shared by her beautiful autistic son.

Posts by Maggie Volpo:

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

The U.S. Legislature Voted to Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming

In a move that is equal parts surprising and overdue, the federal government is finally reconsidering it’s a ludicrous and inappropriate stance on industrial hemp. This decision comes on the heels of farmers across the country feeling the painful pinch of lost sales and slumping prices on soy, one of the most prominent crops, because […]

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

One of the many hiccups involved in cannabis legalization is the legal discrimination against cannabis users in our society. This ongoing discrimination is an aftereffect of prohibition that lingers even where cannabis is now legal. A large portion of individuals who serve as employers by hiring workers or as landlords by offering rental units feel […]

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

Oregon Approves Ballot Language for Magic Mushroom Legalization Effort

The west coast has taken on the role of leader for the rest of the country when it comes to dismantling the failed War on Drugs. California was the first state to legalize medical cannabis, and after Colorado legalized cannabis for adults, California, Oregon, and Washinton all quickly followed suit. This time, it’s Oregon taking […]

South Korea Takes Big Step Toward Legalized Medical Cannabis!

South Korea Takes Big Step Toward Legalized Medical Cannabis!

In a move that paves the way for legal changes in Asia and the rest of the world, South Korea has moved to legalize medical cannabis. That makes South Korea the first East Asian country to approve of medical cannabis and one of the first across all of Asia, following Japan’s legalization of CBD oil […]

Remember Those Struggling With Holiday Grief This Season

Remember Those Struggling With Holiday Grief This Season

Most mornings, my routine looks roughly the same. I get my son up and ready for school and settle into my work once he’s gone. Typically, I start my morning off by reading the news to see if anything major has happened overnight. From there, I head to social media and do a quick 5-minute […]

Inmates In Pennsylvania Prisons Will Finally Have Access to Books Again

Inmates In Pennsylvania Prisons Will Finally Have Access to Books Again

Incarceration is supposed to be a form of punishment, but it is also supposed to offer the opportunity for rehabilitation and reentry into society. For many individuals languishing in prison, books are there only form of escape. They can also be a form of enrichment, self-analysis, and self-improvement. Historically, prison libraries have provided people with […]

The Only FDA-Approved CBD Drug Will Cost Nearly $3K A Month

The Only FDA-Approved CBD Drug Will Cost Nearly $3K A Month

One of the most incredible things about cannabis medicine is that it has been available to individuals without access to traditional health care for as long as humans have turned to the cannabis plant for relief. Even as our species has made incredible progress in the ability to provide trauma care and treat diseases, accessibility […]

‘Beauty in the Broken’ Shows the Beauty and Bravery of Assault Survivors

‘Beauty in the Broken’ Shows the Beauty and Bravery of Assault Survivors

All too often, the only depictions we see in the media of rape and sexual assault victim are images of devastation, fear, and pain. While it is important to provide realistic depictions of the damage that sexual violence can cause, it can leave people with the idea that once you become a victim of sexual […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: E-Clipse Dry Herbal Vaporizer

PRODUCT REVIEW: E-Clipse Dry Herbal Vaporizer

I have never had good luck with vaporizing flower. Over the course of my adult life as a cannabis consumer, I have tried three different vaporizing systems, none of which I will name here. I will say, however, that all three of them left me very disappointed. After the third one, I basically decided that […]